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Spec requirement for new Mac

New Member
Posts: 11
Country: USA

Spec requirement for new Mac

Purchasing a MacBook 15" and will use Parallels so I can stay with ACT.  Also will have Adobe Creative Cloud on the computer.  Other programs are web based.


Asking for how much drive space, RAM, etc I might need for this computer. 


Any advise very much appreciated.



Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 149
Country: Australia

Re: Spec requirement for new Mac

Hi Mark, it can be a little subjective, but as far as running Act! through a VM, one of my colleagues is using an early 2013 model 13" macbook pro, with a 256gb SSD, 8gig of RAM and running VMWare as the Virtual machine software. He has no difficulty running Act! in this configuration, and will usually have one or 2 other VMs running at the same time without issue.

My Biggest recommendations would be:
1. Go for An SSD drive
Act! is HDD intensive, so it will perform much better on an SSD
2. VM Ware for the VM Software
It is similarly priced to Parrallels, but gives you a little more freedom.

8gig of Ram is ok, but 16 Gig would be better looking forward.

Kind Regards

Jared Dalrymple | Technical Consultant | P:+61 7 3423 3551 | Evolution Marketing Services